June 20, 2011

The National featured in Marshall Curry's new doc

Oscar-nominated director Marshall Curry's new documentary, "If a Tree Falls" premieres in New York this week. It will have one-week screenings in theaters across the country throughout the summer. The film is about the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and their agressive defense of the environment. Why are we so excited, you ask? Well, first of all, we like woodland creatures and forests and stuff. But that's not the reason. We'll let the trailer speak for itself. (Hint: keeping one ear tuned to the background music at the 1:00 minute mark.):

Why yes, that IS the title track of the National's Cherry Tree EP playing in the trailer! And yes, we have lost some weight. We're so glad you noticed.

Curry is a longtime friend of The National, and has featured a lot of the band's music in the film, which premieres next week in NYC. We're really excited about Curry's work, and encourage you to get excited about it too! Visit for more information.

Since you're probably craving more than the snippets of "Cherry Tree" heard in the trailer, here's the full track for your enjoyment:

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